The Barkley Documentary Creators

hurtJoin us today as (broken bones) Tim Long and Gary David welcome Annika Iltis and Timothy Kane, the filmmakers behind the Barkley Marathons documentary They’ve spent the last three years at the race and have some incredible stories revolving around what is arguably the toughest foot race in the world. Join us as we delve into the price and pain of play.

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The Yard Sale with Media Coverage Innovator, Thom Parsons

Welcome to Elevation Trail’s Yard Sale show. Today, Gary and I talk with Thom Parsons of, a blossoming video media site covering the sport of MTB racing and cyclocross. Hope you enjoy the show!

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The Value of Failure

Tim on the verge of DNF at Pine to Palm 100

Tim on the verge of DNF (failure) at Pine to Palm 100


Everyone has experience with failure at some level. What impact or meaning does it have for us? Do we fear it irrationally? How can we leverage failure to increase success in our ultrarunning, other sports, and life in general?

Also, hear about yo-yos and motorcycles…

Hope you enjoy this fun show!


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MTB Yard Sale with Event Director Dave Grossman

gjoffroadWelcome to our new show here on Elevation Trail called MTB Yard Sale.  For our first installment, I wanted to bring on Dave Grossman, the event director of Epic Rides’ Grand Junction Off Road MTB race event.  We discuss the trails in the Grand Valley, the great format of Epic Rides events, why the sport has faltered in the US, and what goes into making an event truly EPIC.  Hope you enjoy the show as much as I did putting it together!

Related links: – Grand Junction Off Road – Dave’s radio show that I’ll be on 3/12/14 at noon mountain time (podcast recording also available.

Download .mp3 episode here (if you don’t use iTunes): Yard Sale March 11 Dave Grossman

National Black Marathoners Association with Tony Reed

WP-Collage-BannerJoin me, Tim Long, and Gary David today as we chat with Tony Reed, the co-founder of the National Black Marathoners Association.  Lots of great information and insight into the next boom in distance running participation.  Hope you enjoy the show!

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Speedgoat Karl Meltzer

Join me today on Elevation Trail as Karl Meltzer chats with me about everything from running 100 milers “off the couch” to how the Speedgoat 50k is a good beginner ultra for newbies.  Hope you enjoy the show.

Live Shows at Elevation Trail

on airHere at Elevation Trail we’re proud to announce we’ll be doing LIVE shows starting this month.  The cool part, aside from getting the likely chance of me screwing up or swearing, is that you, the listener, will be able to call in with comments, questions, and generally participate in the discussion.  Pretty cool!


The live shows will still be recorded and available here on our site and on iTunes for you to download and enjoy on your next run or long drive.  Looking forward to hearing from you folks “on air”…